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Steep Flow Grain Wagon
"It's more than paid for itself in 8 years of use," says the Roger Rosenthal, Mexico, Mo. who built a gravity unload wagon with a sharply angled bed that easily unloads even the wettest grain and makes it easy to line up with augers.
"Before I built it I looked at 5th wheel grain trailers but I didn't want the hassle of another hoist and pump and the cost was hard to justify at around $5,000. We used reject steel from an iron dealer working with no plans or design. I had the tires, wheels and axles and built the 5th wheel hitch so it would fit both the tractors and pickup.
"The completed trailer holds 350 bu. and is 8 ft. wide, 10 ft. tall and 18 ft. long. It has house trailer axles cut down to an 8 ft. width with 6-bolt 10.00 by 16.5 tires and wheels with 2-brake axles. Total expense was about $2,000.
"We use it to hold grain when our trucks are tied up at the elevators or when we have to haul grain between farms. We also use it to hold seed for planting in the spring. "

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #3